Archive for June 11th, 2012

New Technology Lets You Project Your Facial Expressions onto an Anime Girl

(Video Link) You will no longer have to content yourself with merely dressing as Miku on casual Fridays. Researchers at Keio University developed a system that tracks a user's facial expressions and projects them in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/new-technology-lets-you-project-your-facial-expressions-onto-an-anime-girl/

Hair Basket Weaving

This weave by Guido Palau is from last year, so once again I am behind the fashion curve. Hair weaving in a basket style is apparently technically simple but chemically demanding: Palau divided models’ hair into...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/hair-basket-weaving/

Hitlar, The Pakistani Tale of the Lost Son of Adolf Hitler

In the closing days of World War II, Adolf Hitler escaped Berlin and made his way to south Asia. There he sired a son, the magical and tyrannical Hitlar. Cyriaque Lamar of io9 has selected clips from this amazingly w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/hitlar-the-pakistani-tale-of-the-lost-son-of-adolf-hitler/

Optimus Prime Crocheted Hat

It's cold outside, but that won't stop us. Autobots, roll out! Etsy seller BeeBeeKins crocheted this non-transforming hat for those days when your antifreeze is low. Link -via Fashionably Geektransformers, etsy, c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/knitted-optimus-prime-hat/

Car Thief Tried to Steal Judge's Car

Ooh, the nerve of some people! Judge Lillian Sing of San Francisco released a convicted auto thief with some stern warnings, only to get this as payback: Phillip Bernard w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/car-thief-tried-to-steal-judges-car/

Transgender Tax Enforcers

Forget straight-laced tax agents trying to intimidate you into paying taxes. That just won't work with hardened tax evaders of Pakistan, so they've come up with an alternative method...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/transgender-tax-enforcers/

Winnebago of Mars

Photo: James Ewing We all know that NASA's budget ain't what it used to be, but sending a Winnebago to Mars is probably a bit much. Actually, that's just an art installation by T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/mars-winnebago/

What Americans Spend on Groceries

Tired of high grocery bills? Quit griping! According to the data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans are actually spending less of our money on groceries than we did 30 year...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/what-americans-spend-on-groceries/

The Butt Putt

The Butt Putt - $19.95 Father's Day is June 17th. Are you still looking for the perfect gift for your golf loving Dad? Get Dad the Butt Putt from the NeatoShop. This hilarious practicing putter makes fart sounds whene...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/the-butt-putt/

Pollution Turns Carnivorous Plants Vegetarian

Carnivorous plants like the pitcher plant, Venus flytrap, and sundew have evolved to get necessary nutrients from the bugs they eat, usually because the soil in their environments don't have enough of them. But a new stu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/pollution-turns-carnivorous-plants-vegetarian/

Headbuttin' Bumphead Parrotfish

[YouTube Clip] Biologists think that the giant bumphead parrotfish use their big, bumpy head to break corals into tiny chunks, but Roldan Munoz of the Nati...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/headbuttin-bumphead-parrotfish/

The Paramount Picture

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Paramount Pictures, photographer Art Streiber assembled 116 movie stars into one picture. Shown here is just a section of the picture that appears in the July issue of Vanity Fai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/the-paramount-picture/

Crash! Stock Market Index in Glass

Stock market crashes are a financial nightmare, but artist Luke Jerram (previously on Neatorama) was able to turn the gyrations of the New York Stock Exchange and the Dow Jon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/crash-stock-market-index-in-glass/

Fire Rainbow

Photo: Lisa Foss Forget the Double Rainbow, there's a new celestial phenomenon that makes us yelp "OMG what does this mean?" Lisa Foss o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/fire-rainbow-2/

Why Doesn't a Woman's Body Reject the Fetus in Pregnancy?

It's the job of a human immune system to protect the body against foreign substances - so how come a woman's body doesn't reject the fetus in pregnancy? Researchers at NYU School of Me...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/why-doesnt-a-womans-body-reject-the-fetus-in-pregnancy/

Robot Fish Fools Zebrafish

The robocalypse is already happening ... if you're a zebrafish. Researchers at the Polytechnic Insitute of New York University and Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy, have crea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/robot-fish-fools-zebrafish/

The Boring Secret of Popular Tweets

You'd think that the most popular tweet would be something funny and witty (like the ones illustrated at our pal Twaggies), but you'd be wrong. Roja Bandari and colleagues from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/the-boring-secret-of-popular-tweets/

E.T. Phone Home!

(YouTube link) On June 11, 1982, the Steven Spielberg movie E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial opened nationwide. For its 30th anniversary, Angie and Chad visited the locations where E.T. was filmed to see...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/e-t-phone-home/

Deflavorizer

Maybe not your mom, but everyone knows someone who manages to cook all their lives and turn out dishes with no flavor to speak of. This Twaggie was illustrated from a Tweet by @resila. I hope your m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/deflavorizer/

10 Bets You Will Never Lose

(YouTube link) These tricks from Richard Wiseman look really neat, but you may have to go back and watch some of them over a couple of times to get them straight. I would advise playing these tricks on your friends on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/10-bets-you-will-never-lose/

Bigfoot Air Freshener

Bigfoot Air Freshener - $2.95 Does your car smell downright beastly? Get rid of that monster of a smell with the Bigfoot Air Freshener from the NeatoShop. This great air freshener is pine scented. We think Sasquatch w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/bigfoot-air-freshener/

Ferropolis

Ferropolis (Iron City) is an open-air museum featuring huge industrial machines that are no longer in service. It has been open to the public in Gräfenhainichen, Germany, since 1995. If you can't get there, see some...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/ferropolis/

Film Scenes, Kitty Edition

From redditor haissam93, we get four iconic film images with a cat. For reference, see the originals. He assures us the cat hated every minute of it, and if there are more photos to come, he and his sister will have...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/film-scenes-kitty-edition/

What Travel Guides Say About the USA

It's always a good idea to brush up on local customs when you go abroad. Have you ever wondered what advice professional travel writers give to people about coming to the United States? A peek into these travel guides gi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/what-travel-guides-say-about-the-usa/

Sleeping Kitten

(YouTube link) Hey, little brother! Wake up and play with me! Wake up, or I'll eat your face off! -via I Have Seen the Whole of the Internet cats, kittens...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/sleeping-kitten/

How an Undersea Eruption Created Jerome, Arizona

You may hear jokes about "oceanfront property in Arizona," but in the distant past, it really existed. In fact, 1.75 billion years ago, the area was undersea. However, there was a lot going on down there where tectonic p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/how-an-undersea-eruption-created-jerome-arizona/

The Sad Tale of Centralia

The following is an article from the book Uncle John's Fast-Acting Long-Lasting Bathroom Reader. On Valentine's Day, 1981, eleven-year-old Todd Domboski was walking through a field in Centralia, Pannsylvania,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/the-sad-tale-of-centralia/

One-of-a-Kind Triple-Barreled Shotgun

This unique 16-gauge shotgun deserved its name as the "Holy Grail." John Hope, the first Marquess of Linlithgow and the first Governor-General of Australia, hired Edinburgh-based gunsmiths John Dickson & Son to build...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/06/11/one-of-a-kind-triple-barreled-shotgun/






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